|Residence United States|
Name Paula Hammond
|Nationality United States|
|Fields Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, Cancer immunology|
Institutions Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thesis The Synthesis, Characterization and Optical Properties of Novel Diacetylene-Containing Aromatic Liquid Crystalline Polymers (1993)
Institution Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor Michael F. Rubner
Academic advisor Michael F. Rubner
Developing a one two punch cancer nanoparticle for resistant tumours paula t hammond
Paula Hammond is a David H. Koch Professor in Engineering and the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is a widely recognized and cited researcher in biomaterials, and drug delivery. Her primary interest is in hemostatic technology, but, according to her official web page at MIT, she also has interests in "macromolecular design and synthesis, targeted drug delivery for cancer, nano-scale assembly of synthetic biomaterials, and electrostatic and directed materials assembly". She is an intramural faculty member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and is also an Associate Editor of ACS Nano.
- Developing a one two punch cancer nanoparticle for resistant tumours paula t hammond
- 2017 Katz Lecture Paula T Hammond
- Early life
- Honors and Recognitions
2017 Katz Lecture | Paula T. Hammond
Hammond was born in 1963 in Detroit, Michigan as Paula Therese Goodwin to parents Jesse Francis and Della Mae Goodwin (nee McGraw). Her father has a Ph.D in Biochemistry and her mother has a master's degree in nursing.
Goodwin graduated a year prior to her expected date at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield, Michigan in 1980. After graduation, Goodwin went on to study and earn a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Soon after graduating from MIT, Goodwin moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she obtained her Master of Science in chemical engineering. She later returned to MIT to receive her Ph.D in ChemE.
Hammond is the mother of a transgender son named James who attended Northeastern University.
Honors and Recognitions
In 2013, Hammond was one of three African-American female fellows to be elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In September 2013, Hammond was recognized by the United States Department of Defense and awarded the Ovarian Cancer Research Program Teal Innovator Award.